James Blake is the best kind of risk taker. He doesn't shy away from big sounds or intense dynamic shifts. Combining this daring production style with a beautiful, soulful voice and R&B influenced melodies, Blake dazzles and haunts listeners. His last album, Overgrown, was clearly influenced by romance, but the new track, "Modern Soul," shows implications of a darker side of Blake. I'm excited to hear the rest of the album and very willing to give him a hug if he needs it.